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    June 4, 2021
    Posted on 06/07/2021
    Weekly Updates

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dear Families,

    It’s hard to believe the final two weeks of school are upon us! Honestly, I think we’re all ready to wrap up the 20-21 school year.

    “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock

    YOU-ME-WE-TOGETHER!
    GO BEES!
    Carla Holmes, Principal
    Megan Parker, Assistant Principal

    Virtual Field Day

    June 9th 10am Launch on Teams– Mr. Weigel is working hard to plan for a fun way to still celebrate virtually together this year. He will be distributing swag bags to students in person on June 7-8. If you are learning remotely and were not able to pick up your bag on Thursday please plan to stop by and pick up from the office.

    Race and Equity Instructional Design Committee Updates

    Please see our updated FAQ page on our Unified Hive site:
    We have included additional responses based on the recent Town Hall meeting last month. In addition, teachers are working on class lists and you will be receiving a welcome back letter with your tentative class placement on June 11th.

    Last Day of School June 18th- Early Dismissal

    Schools will dismiss all in-person and remote students at 1:30 p.m. on June 18. The in-person a.m. cohort will maintain regular start and end times. The in-person p.m. cohort will be dismissed 1 hour early. Remote afternoon students will also be dismissed 1 hour early.

    Device Collection

    As we close out the 20-21 school year we will be collecting iPads and laptops for reimaging over the summer. Anything you received from the school should be returned (laptops, iPads, chargers, keyboards and cases.) Dates will be:

    June 17th - in person students will turn in laptops at school

    June 18th - students in remote classes will be scheduled to drop off after school from 2-3pm. Please see schedule based on last name below:

    • 2:00- A-F
    • 2:15 G-M
    • 2:30 N-S
    • 2:45 T-Z

    District Happenings

    Listening to the Experiences of our Families

    Spring 2021: Seattle Public Schools Special Education Community Forums
    For our third and final round of community forums this year, we invite families to join us to share their experiences. Special Education department leadership and staff will be present to provide information, listen to feedback, and answer questions. All sessions will be facilitated, and language supports will be available. Specific links to each session can be found below (click on the title of the event you wish to attend at the time the meeting is scheduled):

    Please contact spedcommunications@seattleschools.org if you have questions or need information on how to join a meeting via phone.

    PTA Updates

    Join The PTA Board

    The PTA is recruiting for all board positions for the upcoming school year: Co-Presidents, Vice President, Co-Treasurers, and Secretary. These positions are required to maintain the PTA's 501(c)3 status. Interested? Please see position descriptions in this week's Bagley Buzz or email dbptaprez@gmail.com for more information.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

    Hello Daniel Bagley PTA Community! Our PTA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee would like feedback about your family and student’s experiences at Daniel Bagley. We hope this will identify ways we can improve the Daniel Bagley experience for all staff, students, and families.

    Data aggregated from this survey will be shared with the Bagley community at a future General PTA meeting as well as with the Bagley Race & Equity Committee to further work on the Unified Hive.

    Thank you for offering insight into your experience and for sharing ideas through this brief survey. Please answer questions as you feel comfortable and fill out only one survey per family. All answers will be kept private unless you verbally agree at some future date to share publicly.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey

    2020-21 Yearbooks

    Every student will be gifted a yearbook this year! Our biggest sponsor to date, Leon Environmental, has helped the PTA to reach its goal of providing a yearbook to every student this year, at no cost to the students! They are joining Bagley as $1,500 Gold Level Sponsors. In addition to Leon Environmental, our sponsorship businesses this year are Green Lake Orthodontics, Seattle SmileWorks, and Tenor as $1,000 Gold Level Sponsors, Emerald City Karate as a $500 Silver Level Sponsor, and Greenlake Primary Care and Tooth Fairy Dentistry as $250 Bronze Level Sponsors. Thank you from the Bagley community!

    Repeat from Last Week

    Summer School Information
    As you may have seen in this week’s School Beat here are the options SPS will be offering this summer.

    Notes from Nurse Kathy

    Updated CDC guidance around travel health and safety as we approach the Memorial Day weekend, with sunny forecasts ahead:
    While some restrictions have been loosened and many people are able to receive vaccines, please note that the following guidance is still in place:
    • It is recommended that non-essential travel is limited for unvaccinated people
    • Fully vaccinated people can travel safely within the United States
    • Regardless of vaccination status, everyone who travels should wear a mask and monitor for symptoms for 14 days
    • Unvaccinated travelers should get tested 1-3 days before travel and get tested 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days or self-quarantine for 10 days if they aren’t tested
    • People should NOT travel if: exposed to COVID-19, are sick, test positive for COVID-19, or are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test
    • People should NOT travel with someone who is sick

    Further information can be found here:
    • Public Health travel information - https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/travel.aspx
    • CDC Travel Information - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
    • DOH Travel Information - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

    Please have a safe, relaxing and well-deserved holiday weekend and thank you for your continued dedication to the wellbeing of our community.

    Q & A COVID-19 vaccine and children
    Do you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and it’s safety and effectiveness in children? Listen as Eckstein middle school students and immunologist Dr. Helen Chu of University of Washington address some common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in children.

    Click here if you have an SPS student who is age 12 and older to find a clinic in a K-8, Middle or High School. At some locations, adults can get vaccinated too.

    Not Returning Next Year?
    If your student will no be returning to Bagley in the fall, please use this link to unenroll them for the 2021-22 school year. https://nynotattending.seattleschools.org/

    Updated Tech support sites:
    Please see link below for more information:
    https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/family_resource_centers.

    In Person Updates:
    Please remember Wednesday is not an optional day, students are expected to log on to live remote teaching with their teacher in the morning in order to be counted as attending. Thanks!

    Helping Hive: A Community Pantry

    The Helping Hive, a pantry stocked with basic necessities (toiletries and household supplies) is now accessible to Bagley families Monday-Friday 8am-2pm in the front entryway of the school. Need something? Take something!

    To support the Helping Hive, donated toiletries and household items may be dropped off at the school or ordered through our Amazon wish list. You may also contribute to a parent initiated PayPal pool toward the purchase of $25 Kroger gift cards that will go directly to Bagley families to buy groceries and other needed items.

    If you have questions, ideas or would like to get involved in pantry and family support work, please contact Regina Thornton at rathornton@seattleschools.org